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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:27 
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The quality was ok for the virtual meet. What I would recommend you get is a decent microphone


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:30 
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It is just in the wrong place for work.. i try and work on a large screen, so ideally want the cam there..

Ok... what should I look for in a mike

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:40 
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RTX owners! Have you tried the new RTX version of Quake 2? The first 3 levels are free on Steam



Tried it. Performance was ok. Didn't seem that impressive until I turned off rtx. The difference is notable, but it's polish on top of 20 year old early 3D assets...

Water looks good though.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:48 
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Ok... what should I look for in a mike


For the right amount, they'll be any name you want.

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Ok... what should I look for in a mike


For the right amount, they'll be any name you want.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 14:07 
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Mr Dave wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
RTX owners! Have you tried the new RTX version of Quake 2? The first 3 levels are free on Steam



Tried it. Performance was ok. Didn't seem that impressive until I turned off rtx. The difference is notable, but it's polish on top of 20 year old early 3D assets...

Water looks good though.


Had a quick bash at lunch, it ran better than I was expecting (around 40-45FPS with ray-tracing turned up to max at 1080p), but I wasn't that impressed really, I think part of the problem is that game developers have got so good at other lighting effects over the years, that proper ray-traced elements don't seem that much different, except they come at a massive computational cost.

As for the game itself, well, the less said about that the better, let's just leave it in the past.

So yeah, it held my attention for about 10 minutes.

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It is just in the wrong place for work.. i try and work on a large screen, so ideally want the cam there..

Ok... what should I look for in a mike


I use a headset with a mic on. I find that eliminates most of the echo you'll get from using a normal mic in a large room.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 15:27 
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Yeah I wasn't a huge fan of Quake RTX. I actually bought it, but it soon got very boring.

Control looks amazing in places, but some of it looks very, IDK? "bitty"?

It's DLSS2 I am interested in. It looks great and boosts performance.

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KovacsC wrote:
It is just in the wrong place for work.. i try and work on a large screen, so ideally want the cam there..

Ok... what should I look for in a mike


I use a headset with a mic on. I find that eliminates most of the echo you'll get from using a normal mic in a large room.



I spend too much time on calls for that to feel comfortable..

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 18:39 
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Something like this would be an improvement.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microphone-iGO ... r=8-4&th=1


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 20:21 
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Hearthly wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
RTX owners! Have you tried the new RTX version of Quake 2? The first 3 levels are free on Steam



Tried it. Performance was ok. Didn't seem that impressive until I turned off rtx. The difference is notable, but it's polish on top of 20 year old early 3D assets...

Water looks good though.


Had a quick bash at lunch, it ran better than I was expecting (around 40-45FPS with ray-tracing turned up to max at 1080p), but I wasn't that impressed really, I think part of the problem is that game developers have got so good at other lighting effects over the years, that proper ray-traced elements don't seem that much different, except they come at a massive computational cost.

As for the game itself, well, the less said about that the better, let's just leave it in the past.

So yeah, it held my attention for about 10 minutes.

Going back and looking more closely, it's basically the reflections and shadows that have had an upgrade. It's not the kind of thing you could really do with existing hardware. Particularly the shadows.

And say what you will about the game, but at least you don't run out ammo every time you sneeze with your finger vaguely near the gun trigger.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 21:06 
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DavPaz wrote:
Something like this would be an improvement.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microphone-iGO ... r=8-4&th=1


Cheers...

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 20:40 
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KovacsC wrote:
I spend too much time on calls for that to feel comfortable..

I highly recommend the Hyper X headset.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SAYCXWG/ ... REbBRB0MKV

I wore them for about six hours so far today, and will probably have them on for another six hours tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:57 
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KovacsC wrote:
I spend too much time on calls for that to feel comfortable..

I highly recommend the Hyper X headset.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SAYCXWG/ ... REbBRB0MKV

I wore them for about six hours so far today, and will probably have them on for another six hours tonight.

I also have this. Unless you have a DavPaz sized head, I can't imagine it causing any problems.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 14:37 
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my son needs a new laptop for school, and we're making it a gaming laptop since he is introducing his savings.. so we're aiming at 700-800 euros... (600-700 pounds these days?)

Thinking about

https://www.coolblue.nl/product/831010/ ... 09hmh.html

or
https://www.coolblue.nl/product/841950/ ... -r585.html

Any ideas if these are good or another recommendations?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 14:55 
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Look at my sweet sleeper build


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 16:27 
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Looks like an old nokia phone

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 16:52 
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I think it's meant to. 8210, I'd say (which is officially the best ever Nokia)


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 9:52 
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It was indeed supposed to look like a Nokia phone. I've been trying to pull together a load of crappy old parts to make my son a PC he can do his homework on. Thought I was doing ok with above PC, but I can't get it to connect to the network. Might have to roll it back to Windows 7 to get some working drivers.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:09 
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DavPaz wrote:
It was indeed supposed to look like a Nokia phone. I've been trying to pull together a load of crappy old parts to make my son a PC he can do his homework on. Thought I was doing ok with above PC, but I can't get it to connect to the network. Might have to roll it back to Windows 7 to get some working drivers.


The ironies.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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I stupidly ran some work courses in my own PC and must have hit ok too many times without looking.

This allowed corp group polices to be applied to my own PC.

I decided to rebuild as I had not a clue about removing these policies.

All went well, but I noticed this (see pic) had stopped working when I wanted to copy my files to a spare HDD.

There seem to be a lot on amazon, is there a better / different alternative?


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Fuck me, that's had some love. So what's stopped working, the DVD drive? The USB drive? The entire PC?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:04 
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The case has been round a while.. Like triggers broom.

It has had new
PSU,
RAM (8GB),
CPU Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Motherboard (ASROCK Z75 Pro3),
SDD HDD.
Graphics - XFX R7800

It is a a little large, but not found a reason to buy a new System yet.

The drive thingy below the DVD drive. It has a space for 3.5 and 2.5 inch HDDs. Is a bit flakey now

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:09 
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I use one of these for that sort of shit

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Dockin ... 153&sr=8-3


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:21 
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Having a bit of a nightmare with PC headsets. Used a wired Plantronics until the cat chewed through the cable.

So decided to go bluetooth, getting the MPOW HC500, plus the bluetooth dongle apparently containing its drivers.

Whatever I do, I can't get it to reliably appear in my audio and mic device list in my video conferencing software.

So I think I'm on the hunt for a new headset.

Anyone got any bluetooth headset recommendations? And I'm happy to go back to wired, but the cable needs to have a bit of girth to it :hat:

£100 max, ideally around the £50 mark.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 22:58 
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Having a bit of a nightmare with PC headsets. Used a wired Plantronics until the cat chewed through the cable.

So decided to go bluetooth, getting the MPOW HC500, plus the bluetooth dongle apparently containing its drivers.

Whatever I do, I can't get it to reliably appear in my audio and mic device list in my video conferencing software.

So I think I'm on the hunt for a new headset.

Anyone got any bluetooth headset recommendations? And I'm happy to go back to wired, but the cable needs to have a bit of girth to it :hat:

£100 max, ideally around the £50 mark.


Thanks to IT support at work I've now got a pair of these clandestine cans. People won't even know I'm wearing them. Tres discreet.


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You appear to have posted the wrong picture. You are not wearing headphones in the picture


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Findus, were you wearing that same T-shirt when you posted a picture before?

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Findus, were you wearing that same T-shirt when you posted a picture before?


Just checked! It was a different t shirt but red stripes. I'm quite fond of stripes.

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Subtle. Understated. I like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 14:07 
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KovacsC wrote:
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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I am after a new mouse can be wireless or wired, It is for a desktop PC

what are folks recommendations.

Whatever Logitech one fits your preferences and budget. MX Master, maybe. I've switched to the MX Vertical and they're nice too.


I love this mouse.. The 'guesture' button. I have set to pause and play, so when I am listening to stuff i can, well yes pause easily.

I am tempted to get this mouse for my work machine, I am really really impressed.


Hnrgh, my inner gadget fiend is twitching now. But I can't justify £100 on a new mouse at the moment (especially as I just spent similar on a Garmin Vivosport 4).

There's nothing wrong with my current, very basic wireless mouse. But I'd imagine it would be a bit like hopping out of a perfectly serviceable Vauxhall Astra and into a Beemer.


The Master MX is £50 at amazon.. The MX2 & 3 is more. Is this helping :)


Not especially :D And I just realised I get 25% off at the Logitech shop through work.


Enjoy your new mouse :)


I have this, BTW!

It took a little getting used to, but I love it. The perpetual scrolling mouse wheel is a thing of mechanical beauty.

I'm yet to use many of the other features, but need to build them into muscle memory. It's a lovely thing though.


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